"In the early 21st century’s opioid epidemic, this new book synthesizes a modern, integrated solution. With clear, articulate prose, the doctor’s doctor, Paul Earley MD, teaches healthcare professionals a refined, comprehensive approach – eschewing the formulaic and ideological. He convincingly posits addiction as an alien drive system – not the individual’s essence – helping to ameliorate shame and facilitate a new, self-protective identity narrative. Earley then pragmatically converges neuroimaging, behavioral psychology, pharmacotherapy, and the Twelve Steps. His patient-centered, holistic approach details how to individualize care with the right tools, at the right time. With concrete assignments and skills practice, Earley helps providers help patients repair their AddictBrain, and replenish the human organism, including its soul, with self-acceptance, self-efficacy, love, and spiritual contentment – all through RecoveryMind Training."
David R. Gastfriend MD DFASAM
Scientific Advisor, Treatment Research Institute
Co-founder, DynamiCare Health™
2012 recipient of the American Society of Addiction Medicine McGovern Award for contributions to addiction treatment and society
“Dr. Earley successfully manages to distill a broad body of knowledge about addiction into a conceptually and clinically useful model, the AddictBrain. This is not only a satisfying and catchy moniker for the power addiction has over those it affects, but it sets the scene for a comprehensive array of solutions to addiction, RecoveryMind Training (RMT). This equally catchy description of Paul’s cohesive model of therapeutic techniques guides you through six domains of recovery skills. Paul’s book not only well-serves your knowledge and skills about addiction, but expands your effectiveness to attain recovery and wellness for those we serve.”
David Mee-Lee, M.D., FASAM
Chief Editor, The ASAM Criteria
"With his presentation of RecoveryMind Training, Paul Earley draws on his vast knowledge and experience with addiction and the neurosciences to present a tour de force in addiction treatment. This book manages to accomplish the delicate task of being elegant, simple, comprehensive and practical without being formulaic or mechanical. In this book, he provides the reader with a straightforward explanation, free of jargon, on how addiction changes the brain neurobiologically and how his model of treatment --RecoveryMind Training -- reverses this process. A must reading for anyone that works with this population."
Philip J. Flores, Ph.D, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association
Adjunct Faculty at Georgia State University
Adjunct Faculty, Georgia School of Professional Psychology
"Dr. Paul Earley, in his book Recovery Mind Training, has created an immensely powerful, integrative, holistic and coherent approach to addiction treatment and on-going recovery. This creative, comprehensive and detailed book has been much needed in our field and will be of great benefit to addicted patients and the staff that treat them."
Daniel H. Angres, MD
Medical Director, Positive Sobriety Institute
Chief Medical Officer – Addiction Services, RiverMend Health
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
"Addictive disease has long been misunderstood and stigmatized. With recent findings demonstrating significant value from pharmacotherapy in some cases, other forms of therapy with great efficacy have been ignored by many. Dr. Earley brings decades of experience with thousands of patients suffering from addictive disease to his text, weaving a science-based underpinning into the need for a complete biopsychosocial and spiritual model of treatment. The resulting book will serve patients and clinicians equally well."
Stuart Gitlow MD MPH MBA, DFAPA
Executive Director, Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease
Associate Professor, University of Florida
Immediate Past President & AMA Delegate, American Society of Addiction Medicine
“Paul has done an outstanding job in refining RMT, making it more treatment-friendly and focused on long-term outcomes. When so many addiction specialists concentrate on detoxification and short-term results, Dr. Earley reminds everyone that treatment and recovery both require hard work and commitment to remedy AddictBrain and the disease of addiction.”
Mark S. Gold, M.D., DFASAM, DLFAPA
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Boards, RiverMend Health Atlanta, Georgia
Professor, Distinguished Professor, Donald R. Dizney Eminent Scholar
Recovery Mind Training offers a neuroscientific approach to treating addiction combining elements of modern technology including neurobiology, psychological modalities and techniques, as well as spiritual principles providing a framework for treatment with achievable goals and skills to help people and families overcome the devastating disease of addiction. Dr. Earley understands that good treatment is not “this or that” but “this plus that”. This book provides an excellent guide for treatment providers and will be of great help in the field. Dr. Earley gets it!
Scott A. Teitelbaum, M.D., F.A.A.P., D.F.A.S.A.M.
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine